Billionaire A. Alfred Taubman died Friday at home from a heart attack, according to the Associated Press. He was 91.
He led “an epic American life,” growing up a poor Jewish kid in Detroit, and going on to make a massive fortune by creating the modern shopping mall.
He also survived a major scandal in his later years, when he went to prison for price-fixing.
What’s more, Alfred Taubman was the second-largest donor ever to the University of Michigan.